The US President, Joe Biden, failed to pronounce the name of the Saudi human rights activist, Loujain Al-Hathloul, while welcoming the kingdom’s decision to release her.
“I would like to start with the welcome news that the Saudi government has released the prominent human rights activist, Loujain Al-Hathloul, from prison,” Biden said in a speech at the Pentagon on Wednesday night.
But the American president was unable to pronounce Al-Hathloul’s name, and he pronounced it in a way that was not correct, as he called the activist “Alatagloul.”
After failing to do so, Biden tried to spell Al-Hathloul’s name, adding: “She was a strong defender of women’s rights, and her release is a correct procedure.”
Biden had previously raised media attention several times with his mistakes and slips of the tongue in public statements during and after the presidential election campaign, including when he got confused between his granddaughter and late son or talked about his “running for the Senate.”